J/News February 5, 2014

BoatTest.com reviews the new Oceanis 38
February 6, 2014
Strictly Sail Miami Boat Show – February 13-17, 2014
February 6, 2014

 

 


J/88 family speedster sailing on Solent, Great BritainJ/88 Speedster @ New England Boat Show
(Boston, MA)- Boston J/Dealer Hill & Lowden will be displaying the new, award-winning, J/88 at the New England Boat Show that is held along the Boston’s SE waterfront at the Convention & civic center.  The J/88 will be on display from February 22nd to March 2nd at Booth# 1838.

SailFest for J/Boats and J/88In addition, the special “SailFest” section is back bigger and better than ever! Shop more than 100 booths of sailing related products and services including sailmakers, canvas, sailboat hardware, cordage, marine electronics, rigging equipment and services, sailing schools, foul weather gear, sailing gear, clothing.  There will be daily seminars for sailors and boaters, from the beginner to the advanced.

Please be sure to drop by and chat with the Hill & Lowden team. For appointments, you may contact George Lowden at cell# 617-678-8164 or visit their website at http://www.HillLowden.com   For more New England Boat Show news and information


J/70 one-design speedster sailing off NewportJ/70 Featured at U.S. Sailing Leadership Forum
(Mission Bay, San Diego, CA)- The J/70 will be on display this weekend at U.S. Sailing’s Leadership Forum 2014 taking place from February 5th to 8th at the Hilton San Diego Resort on Mission Bay.  This ground-breaking event connects leaders from all aspects of the sport including sail training, sailing clubs, community boating programs, racing and cruising associations and industry professionals.

J70 at U.S. Sailing Leadership ForumJ/Boats’ President Jeff Johnstone will be participating on two panels, one on Thursday at 10:45am to 11:45am with North Sails President Ken Read, Harken’s President Bill Goggins and others discussing the future growth opportunities for sailing.  Perhaps more importantly, Jeff will be discussing the “club-owned boats” opportunities using boats like J/70s, J/22s, J/24s and J/80s on Thursday at 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

Attendees will be able to meet first hand the people behind the products, including the world’s fastest growing sportboat class-  the J/70 (provided by local J/Dealer- JK3 Yachts).  The J/70 will be featured in the one-design tuning clinic and available shoreside for viewing on Mission Bay, right on the Hilton Hotel’s docks.  Limited slots will be available for test sails, for appointment please contact Jeff Brown at ph# 619.224.6200, email- jeff@jk3yachts.com or visit JK3 Yachts at http://www.jk3yachts.com.   Sailing photo credit- Onne Vanderwal.   For U.S. Sailing Leadership Forum information


J70 sailing fast under spinnaker off Florida KeysQuantum J/70 Winter Series II
(Tampa, FL)- After an excellent start in the first series in early January, the second installment of the Quantum J/70 Winter Series will be held at Davis Island YC in Tampa, FL from February 7th to 9th. This next step in the series promises even greater and more varied competition with a strong turnout of forty-two boats.  Will Juddie Smith on AFRICA continue to lead the standings after this weekend?  Will Rob Britts’ promising experience at the J/70 Midwinters, winning the Corinthians Division aboard HOT MESS, lead into a repeat performance against a variety of “wannabes” to the throne? In both cases, new teams rapidly ascending the learning curve will ensure it’s not going to be easy.

The weather forecast looks promising, albeit “lightish”, despite the fact that a seemingly endless stream of “Alberta Clippers” or “Polar Vortex’s” are punishing the American Heartland and East Coast.  How many people have heard of “thunder snow” or “snow-nados”??  We got’em all this winter in America— seems ‘ole Mother Earth is acting a bit cantankerous these days, perhaps she’ll toss in a few more degrees of magnetic variation for good measure to confuse all tacticians even more!

J/70 flying downwind in epic sailing conditionsGuaranteeing the Smith’s AFRICA tough sledding this time around in the Open Division will be top teams like Joel Ronning’s CATAPULT, Henry Brauer’s SCAMP, Martie Kullman’s TOUCH2PLAY, Dan Cheresh’s EXTREME, Bennet Greenwald’s PERSEVERANCE, Kerry & Casey Klingler’s MENACE and Mark Ploch’s SUGAR DADDY (one of the top locals having sailed out of Tampa Bay and Clearwater for decades).

The Corinthians will surely be seeing some “new kids on the block” vying for supremacy.  Though Britts may be the favored local, don’t be surprised if you see some wily’ole veterans like Tony Parker (of BANGOR PACKET J/24 fame) or John Brim (of big boat RIM fame) grab the brass ring.  Then again, the likes of Brandon Flack sailing TORQEEDO, Blake Kimbrough skippering NOSTALGIA or Noel Clinard driving LOONATICTU cannot be taken lightly to finish “in the chocolates”.   Sailing photo credits- Onne Vanderwal Photography.   For more Quantum J/70 Winter Series sailing information


J/70 sailing off Monte Carlo, MonacoJ/70 Primo Cup Preview
(Monte Carlo, Monaco)-  The second part of YC Monaco’s famous Primo Cup XXX- Trophee Credit Suisse takes place this coming weekend from February 7th to 9th.  After some very challenging sailing conditions in the first weekend for the J/24 class, the twelve-boat strong J/70 class has doubled in size from it’s inaugural participation last year and will be looking forward to trying their hand on the often wavy seas off Monaco’s picturesque harbor.

J/70s in Monaco HarborThe weather forecast in Monaco may not be the promised gentle spring breezes to start, nevertheless there are signs it will improve over the course of the entire weekend.  Starting off on a soggy foot, the teams will have to contend with a wet, WNW cold front rolling through with 6-12 kts winds for both Friday and Saturday.  However, with a bit of luck, as the massive front rolling across Europe blows off into the eastern Med, Sunday could be a spectacular day with WNW winds of 15-25 kts with clear skies and enormous waves— look out for Carlo Borlenghi’s spectacular images from this last day (fingers crossed for some breath-taking footage)!  For sure, the J/70s should have wild, exhilarating rides in front of the magnificent Monagesque shoreline.

The fleet is well represented from across Europe with teams sailing from six countries (Monaco, France, Italy, Germany, Great Britain and Turkey).  Perhaps the most exciting development is that YC Monaco has started a fleet of J/70s and already three YCM teams will be participating in this year’s event!  Sailing photo credits- YC Monaco/ Carlo Borlenghi.   For more J/70 Primo Cup- Trophee Credit Suisse sailing information


J/22 sailor Greg Fisher at College of CharlestonJ/22 Charleston Charter Deal!
(Charleston, SC)- Hear ye!  Hear ye! Here’s a super charter deal for brand new J/22s for those interested in going down to Charleston Race Week and simply messing about in boats at one of the world’s largest one-design keelboat regattas.

If you are not in the mood to trail your own boat and you would rather fly, or want to sail a brand new J/22, have we got a deal for you!

This past fall, the College of Charleston bought 10 brand new J/22s. They are race-ready and rigged, at minimum weight and have lead in them, clean faired bottoms and new race sails. The sails are the same designs that won the last J/22 Worlds in Newport, RI, just built from a heavier cloth. Since there is always breeze in Charleston, they will be plenty fast. These boats are offered for four days for a charter fee of $1,100 with sails and $900 without if you bring your own. If you do not have your own borrowed boat insurance, we can help you set that up at a minimal cost of $75. Free docking, maintenance and again all the full race gear is available. Finally, past J/22 World Champion, Greg Fisher, will be offering an on-the-water coaching and tuning clinic for J/22 charter sailors on Thursday afternoon. The boats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If this idea sounds appealing to you, please be sure to contact Greg Fisher, Sailing Director at College of Charleston Sailing- Cell# 410-212-4916, Office# 843-953-8252 or email- greg@gregfishersailing.com.


J/Sailing News

The Sun Never Sets on J’s Sailing Worldwide

The first week of February was getting busy with sailing not only in Europe, but “down under” in both Australia and South America, as well as another fun Caribbean regatta held off Puerto Rico.

The Europeans were treated to the 30th edition of the Primo Cup- Trophee Credit Suisse hosted by YC Monaco and sailed just outside their magnificent harbor full of the world’s most outrageous super-yachts.  The J/24s showed up with a strong contingent of nearly two dozens boats for some spirited racing and a surprising outcome!

Southeast of Monaco Down Under J/24 sailors were busy as well off Sydney, Australia. The 2014 Australian J/24 Nationals winner, Steve Girdis, offers some introspective on their first win racing the notoriously fickle Sydney Harbour.

Finally, yet another fleet of J’s were sailing the San Juan International Regatta off San Juan, Puerto Rico with a J/105 and a gaggle of IC24s sailing in gorgeous Caribbean waters.

Read on! The J/Community and Cruising section below has many entertaining stories and news about J/Sailors as well as cruising blogs about those who continue to enjoy the Caribbean and the South Pacific, staying warm while others are trying to stay warm up north.  Check them out!  More importantly, if you have more J/Regatta News, please email it or upload onto our J/Boats Facebook page!  Below are the summaries.


 

Regatta & Show Schedules:

Feb 7-9- Quantum J/70 Winter Series- Davis Island YC- Tampa, FL
Feb 7-9- J/70 Primo Cup- Credit Suisse- YC Monaco- Monte Carlo, Monaco
Feb 14-16- Wells Fargo J/22 Midwinters- Southern YC- New Orleans, LA
Feb 14-16- St Petersburg NOOD Regatta- St Petersburg YC- St Petersburg, FL
Feb 19-23- J/24 Midwinters- Coral Reef YC- Coconut Grove, FL
Mar 7-9- J/105 Midwinters- Lakewood YC- Seabrook, TX
Mar 6-9- Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (70,80)- Coconut Grove, FL
Mar 14-16- San Diego NOOD Regatta- San Diego YC- San Diego, CA
Mar 16-21- J/24 North Americans- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Mar 16- Apr 27- Warsash Spring Series- Warsash, England
Mar 28-30- Quantum J/70 Winter Series- Davis Island YC- Tampa, FL
Apr 10-13- Charleston Race Week (22, 24, 70, 80, PHRF)- Charleston, SC
Apr 17-21- SPI OUEST Regatta- La Trinite-sur-Mer, France
Apr 26-May 3- J/22 World Championship- Deneysville, South Africa
May 2-4- Annapolis NOOD Regatta- Annapolis YC- Annapolis, MD
May 16-18- J/22 North Americans- Annapolis YC- Annapolis, MD
May 16-18- Seattle NOOD Regatta- Seattle, WA

For additional J/Regatta and Event dates in your region, please refer to the on-line J/Sailing Calendar.


J/24s sailing Primo Cup off MonacoGreeks Win J/24s @ Primo Cup
(Monte Carlo, Monaco)- Once again the Primo Cup– Trophée Credit Suisse confirmed its reputation as a top class event, with variable conditions throughout the three days proving difficult for some, while others appeared to make light of the elements to produce convincing victories. Both one-design and IRC fleets sailed at least seven races.  A great start to the season at this first big winter regatta in Europe.

The J/24 fleet had twenty-one teams sailing from eight nations- England, Greece, Monaco, Germany, Sweden, Italy, USA and Holland.  Crowned as champion for the J/24s was the Greek team on EVNIKI skippered by Dimitrios Altisiadis. Their efforts were a remarkable achievement considering they out-paced a four-time European champion in the series, Great Britain’s Ian Southworth sailing the notorious IL RICIO.  Furthermore, EVNIKI also out-classed local YC Monaco member Ian Ilsley racing ST ANDREWS SECURITIES that finished third (2nd in the 2013 Europeans).

J/24s in Monaco Yacht Harbour off Monte Carlo CasinoIt was the consistency of EVNIKI that earned the victory after a tight duel with Southworth’s IL RICIO team.  After starting off with a fleet-decimating record of 6-1-1-1, the IL RICIO gang fell off the proverbial cliff and wrapped up the regatta with a 7-4-2-5 to finish two points back from EVNIKI.  Altisiadis’s team maintained their composure all weekend long, rattling off a steady 4-3-6-3-1-2-3-2 for a total of 18 pts net after toss race.  Isley’s ST ANDREWS SECURITIES crew started off the strongest of the top three finishers, posting a 2-2 for the first two races, but that was all she wrote.  Thereafter, Isley’s crew had a difficult time keeping their finishes in the top ten.

“We are very pleased to be here. This is our second participation at the Primo Cup, and it’s really our favorite regatta,” said the Greek skipper, Dimitrios Altisiadis.

J/24s sailing upwind off Monaco in Primo CupAlso competing in the J/24 class were two teams from the Manhattan Yacht Club from New York City, NY.  They were looking forward to taking on the best European sailors, with their Commodore Michael Fortenbaugh as their ring-leader.  Fortenbaugh, who sailed with Mathieu and Nicolas Bouchet (two young sailors of the YC Monaco’s Sports Division), sailed a respectable regatta, finishing fifth overall and in the process beating some well-regarded Italian, British, Swedish and Monagesque teams.

All podium finishers were presented with the Trophée Credit Suisse and SLAM Advanced Technology Sportswear by Alain Ucari (CEO of Credit Suisse Monaco) and Italian actor Ezio Greggio, surrounded by members of the YC Monaco’s Steering committee.  Sailing Photo Credits- YC Monaco/ Carlo Borlenghi.  For more Primo Cup- Trophee Credit Suisse sailing information


J/105 sailing off Puerto Rico in CaribbeanJ/105 DARK STAR Shines in San Juan Regatta
(San Juan, Puerto Rico)- Gusts blowing 20-plus-knots and rolling seas created challenging yet exhilarating conditions for nearly 100 sailors from five islands that competed in the 13th Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta (CNSJIR), held January 31-February 2 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The CNSJIR Race Committee reveled in the brisk conditions launching as many as 13 races for the six classes that sailed with teams hailing from five Caribbean island nations.

“We are very happy with the success of this year’s regatta,” explains Luis Fabre, chairman of the CNSJIR organizing committee. “We wondered a few years ago how the addition of the bigger boats would fit in with the dinghies, but it has worked well by giving us a good diversity of classes. We have the perfect venue here at Club Nautico de San Juan both onshore and offshore.”

IC24s sailing off Puerto RicoIn the 7-boat CSA Spinnaker class, which included three Melges 32s, it was Puerto Rico’s Jonathan Lipuscek’s J/105 DARK STAR that won with a decisive five firsts in six races. “We did very well considering the conditions and the competition,” explains tactician, Rafi Martinez. “Our strategy was to focus on good boat handling, make few errors and on the downwind when the Melges plane to maximize the waves and puffs to our advantage.”

The second keelboat class of the regatta, the 7-boat IC24s (modified J/24s), saw Puerto Rico’s Fraito Lugo’s ORION take the lead and hold it until the end scoring 8 firsts in 13 races. “It was close racing as the younger sailors are very good,” says Lugo.

“We are in the selection process to see what J/24 team will represent Puerto Rico in the Central American- Caribbean Games in November in Mexico,” says Lugo. “The IC24 is excellent for practice for the CAC Games, especially because the format calls for J/24s sailed in the Pan-Am games configuration of 105% jib, spinnaker and main with four crew.”

Puerto Rico’s Marco Teixidor driving his IC24, CACHONDO, finished second, with Puerto Rico’s Carlos Sierra aboard FUAKATA in third.

The CNSJIR is an outgrowth of the Club’s junior sailing program, which was launched in the 1970s. The addition of CSA classes in 2013 has expanded the opportunity for more sailors to participate. Over 75 volunteers contribute to the success of this regatta.  For more San Juan International Regatta sailing information


J/24s sailing on Sydney Harbour, AustraliaCONVICTS on Winning Australian J/24 Nationals
(Sydney, Australia)- Steve Girdis won the start, won the race and won the regatta, the new Australian National Champion talks a little about the regatta as seen from the cockpit of CONVICTS REVENGE – wise words indeed!

“All agreed the 2014 J/24 Nationals was well run by the very quaint and accommodating Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club. There was much attention to detail and plenty of volunteers and staff to ensure the sailors felt welcome and enjoyed themselves. There was the friendly tender service servicing all the moored Js and the catering staff doling out bacon and egg rolls and cappuccinos for competitors to enjoy while sitting on the grass overlooking one of Sydney Harbour’s most pristine beaches. The presentation dinner was wonderful on the enclosed verandah.

This was some consolation to the Melbourne folk who observed that for most of the regatta it was sunnier and warmer in Melbourne, to which of course the locals responded with the local standard “its not normally like this, you should have been here last week“. In other onshore developments an undeserved twist of fate found the RPEYC Commodore’s (Sean Kirkjian) J/24 beached in front of the club one morning mid-regatta under mysterious circumstances, suffering considerable keel damage.

It was great having competitors from Singapore, South Australia and Victoria as well as locals.

It certainly was not “the brochure” of steady Sydney summer nor’easters, in fact we only had nor’easters for the invitation race and final day.

Most of the racing happened in fairly shifty and mentally challenging south and south east winds. The upside from this was that there was a lot of “snakes and ladders” on the course, with leaders never being able to relax and those deep able to carry on in hope.

Racing was close, positions changed regularly throughout the whole the fleet, and big winning margins were rare.

The results sheet over 10 races bears this out and shows the variety in heat winners and place getters which made it fun and kept it interesting.

All the competitors would have their own perspective of how it went, but from on board Convicts Revenge this is how it happened.

From a technical sailing perspective this regatta seemed very much about throwing away the compass and fine tuning guide and just sailing free and fast to the next bit of pressure.

The racing culminated in a friendly “showdown” of sorts for the last 2 races on the final day, where 1 point only separated Pacemaker from Kaotic and Convicts Revenge between 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Some tough decisions to be made because the bible for Sydney Harbour sailing says “thou shall starboard tack from start, hit Bradley’s head, tack on to port and thou shall to the lay”. However the bible also says “the incoming tides around the celebration of Xmas can be strong so go right on port”.

So, which theology to apply on top of which boat to cover!?

In the first beat of the first race, the 3 boats went right, covering each other, to be collectively somewhat hammered by those who stuck with tradition and hit Bradley’s on the left.

In the last race there was (predictably) some match racing action at the start between Convicts and Pacemaker which resulted in Pacemaker doing penalty turns. Convicts came out better on the first beat, in the lead, working the left with Kaotic going right. Up the last beat Kaotic worked the middle well and caught right up and then it was a tacking dual. They split, Convicts picking up a pressure advantage in the right which delivered the winning margin— of one point.”  For more Australian J/24 sailing information


J/Community

What friends, alumni and crew of J/Boats are doing worldwide

 

J/80 speed clinic with Mike Wolfs*  J/80 Toronto Clinic- the first J/80 clinic in Toronto and their first J/80 One-Design start will be taking place this summer 2014 on Lake Ontario off Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club, just west of downtown Toronto.

The LYRA 2014 Regatta will be taking place from July 26th to August 3rd at ABYC, make sure to post this on your schedule all you J/80 sailors!

For further information about the fleet and the clinic, please contact Bart Smit at email- bart@bart-smit.com.   For the LYRA Regatta 2014 sailing information- check it out here.

J/36 JAZZ crew and friends* The J/36 JAZZ a winner every year!?  Remarkably so, it may be true ever since she started sailing off Newport in 1985.  Reports her current owner Norman Curnow, “Last year (2013) she sailed Gibraltar to the Balearics off Spain then onto Corfu near Turkey via Sicily’s Messina Straits at the bottom of Italy- spectacular scenery, by J/36 JAZZ winning offshore racethe by, sailing past active volcanos blowing smoke at sunrise!

I am in Kalamta at the moment.  When I go back my partner and I will travel on to Crete for a month or two then possibly back to Great Britain (most likely Plymouth) single handed on all sea passages. My partner, Linda, only likes to go “boating” at the marina or somewhere nearby!  JAZZ is a delight to sail short-handed! Good job, too, since I’m pushing 70 and have false hip, knee and ankle.  The J/36 is truly a remarkable boat!  Pleasant sailing to all at the J/Boats HQ in Newport! Cheers, Norman.”

 


J/Cruising CommunityJ cruising directions- roll the dice and go!  Sailing to anywhere, anytime!

J Cruisers continue their adventures around the world, below are a selection of most excellent “blogs” written by their prolific publishers.  Some terribly amusing anecdotes and pearls of wisdom are contained in their blogs. Read some! You’ll love it.

J/42 cruiser- sailing across Atlantic Ocean* Jim & Heather Wilson just completed a circumnavigation of our “blue planet Earth” in June 2013 on their J/42 CEOL MOR.  Said Jim, “The odyssey of CEOL MOR is over, for now.  We completed our circumnavigation on our J/42 when we crossed our outbound track in Britannia Bay, Mustique. We were, however, still 2,000 nautical miles from home. So we continued on through the Windwards, the Leewards, and then through the British Virgin Islands. After a farewell ‘Painkiller’ at the Soggy Dollar, and a last meal at Foxy’s, we made the 1,275 nautical mile passage to the Chesapeake and completed our port-to-port circumnavigation when we arrived in Annapolis on June 28, 2013. We had been away 1,334 days, completed 259 days of ocean passages, and sailed 30,349 nautical miles (34,925 statute miles). Read more about their adventures in their  well-documented blog here:  http://www.svceolmor.com/SVCeolMor/Welcome.html

J/160 sailing offshore to US Virgin Islands- rainbow over ocean* J/160 AVATAR headed for the Caribbean, again!  We LOVE these updates from our cruising J sailors that continue to criss-cross the Seven Seas. This one comes from Alan Fougere, sailing his beloved J/160 AVATAR.   Alan sent us an email update commenting on their passage south this winter, “In mid-December AVATAR completed her sixth transit to her winter Caribbean home, Grand Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI (seen above)  from her home port in Quissett (Falmouth), MA.  A crew of three, Captain Alan (e.g. me), Crew Pablo Brissett and Mark Conroy, covered the 1,500 nm trip in in her best time to date- 7 Days 5 Hours, averaging 8.7 kts, that’s about 208 nm per day!  Amazing passage it was!  Rainbow at right far offshore was some of the amazing phenomenon we experienced on this fast offshore passage.

AVATAR will participate in the BVI Sailing Festival/Regatta again in 2013, where last year she won the Nanny Key Cup Cruising Class race around the Island of Virgin Gorda.  Here are some photos for you to share with the J/Community at-large.  Enjoy!”
Best, Alan Fougere/ AVATAR

Bill & Judy Stellin- sailing J/42 Jaywalker* Bill & Judy Stellin recently had an interview about cruising on their J/42 in the Wall St Journal called “Retiring on the Open Sea”.  The Wall St Journal asked Bill to reply to dozens of questions that flooded into the WSJ’s Editor desks. Here’s the update:

Retiring on the Sea: Answering Readers’ Questions
Advice about selecting a boat, ocean crossings, itineraries and safety

Wall St Journal interview- Stellin's Offshore cruising/ sailing retirementThe article in our WSJ Online December retirement report about eight years spent sailing the Mediterranean— “Retiring to the Open Sea”— prompted many questions and comments from readers.  We asked William Stellin, who wrote the story, to answer some of the most common queries.

WSJ- “What kind and make of boat did you use? Looking back, would you have picked a different boat?”

Bill- “In 1995-96, J/Boats of Newport, RI, came out with a new cruiser/racer model, the J/42. We bought hull No. 6 of this popular 42-foot sailboat and named it JAYWALKER. This was our fourth boat since beginning sailing in 1975.

Although long-distance cruising wasn’t what we had in mind when we purchased JAYWALKER, it soon became apparent it had the ability to carry us easily and safely anywhere we wanted to go. Because the boat is light, it sails well in light winds, which means very little motoring is necessary.

People often ask (and argue) about what boat is best for cruising. Any boat that is strong, safe, fast, comfortable and easily handled by two people should fit the bill. One thing for sure, fast is fun—and important when trying to avoid bad weather.”

READ MORE ABOUT BILL’S INSIGHTFUL COMMENTARY AND THOUGHTS ON WSJ ONLINE HERE

* The J/42 JARANA continues their epic voyage around the Pacific. Continue to read about Bill and Kathy Cuffel’s big adventure cruising the South Pacific headed for New Zealand.  Their blog is here: http://www.svjarana.blogspot.com/

* John and Mary Driver are sailing their J/130 SHAZAM for extended cruising in the Atlantic basin. At this time, John and Mary finished their double-handed crossing of the Atlantic, landing in Portugal on their J/130 Shazam after completion of their ARC Rally. Read the latest news at http://www.sailblogs.com/member/shazam/.

J/130 sailing ARC Rally arrives Portugal- leave a message on the sea wall!* Several J/160 owners are island hopping across the world’s oceans, fulfilling life long dreams to cruise the Pacific islands, the Caribbean islands, the Indian Ocean and all points in between.  Anyone for Cape Horn and penguins??  Read more about their adventures and escapades (like our J/109 GAIA, J/42s PAX and JAYWALKER and J/130 SHAZAM friends above).

–  Bill and Susan Grun on the J/160 AVANTE are also sailing in the Pacific archipelago, read more about their great adventures on their blog (http://web.me.com/susangrun).  Read about their latest adventures as they’ve gotten to New Zealand- “Avante Cruises the Pacific”.

Eric and Jenn on the J/160 MANDALAY also sailed the Pacific archipelago, read more on their blog at http://www.sailmandalay.com.  Eric and Jenn are J/World alumni took MANDALAY up and down the West Coast (Mexico, CA), then to the South Pacific and New Zealand.  MANDALAY is back in San Francisco now, and in the J/World fleet–she is available for skippered charters, private instruction, and corporate/executive groups.


J/Brokerage


J/97 demo boat for saleJ/97 Demonstrator For Sale

J/97 is the first ‘J’ in 25 years (under 32’) with standing headroom and a high performance, easily driven hull.  She accommodates more crew than it takes to sail her, and was named IRC Boat of the Year in France.  No need for hotel rooms at the next regatta. This is the J Boats demo model featured in the brochure and web and recently displayed at the fall shows.  Please see brokerage listing below:
http://www.boats.com/boat-details/J-97-Cruiser-racer-/153547251

 


 

J105 Java sailing fast at North AmericansJ/105 #674 JAVA For Sale

Get your morning started with this shot of Java!  The latest J/105 build.  This is a 2008 US Watercraft boat built to measure to Class minimum weight.  Full Waterline Systems grand prix preparation.  She has beautiful epoxy bottom and has been lift kept, no bottom paint applied.  All the sailing data you could want with an extensive Nexus instrument package. Great sail inventory including 2013 NA’s North main and jib.  Java is the only US Watercraft boat built with a tiller.  JAVA is in Annapolis and available for showing or shipping to your next regatta.

 


 

J/111 BLAST- fastest offshore sailboat in Canada!J/111 BLAST For Sale

Custom jet black awl grip; extensive TackTick electronics; full North Sails inventory including Code Zero; folding cradle and custom winter cover. Equipped for offshore and inshore racing; turnkey condition.  Asking $269,000 USD. Lying Nova Scotia.

 


J/122 PATRIOT For Sale

Own a piece of yachting history! This famous J/122 is for sale, one of the most accomplished J/122s on the market.  Recently, she famously won the 2013 Stamford-Vineyard Race Overall with an all youth team.  Competitive both offshore as well as around-the-buoys, this gorgeous navy blue sloop has it all to continue winning long into the future. She has an extensive inventory of sails and marine electronics/ navigation gear to accommodate both types of racing— offshore and one-design.  Immaculately maintained by her owners and sailed primarily on Long Island Sound summers, she’s ready to take the next step in her future.  Located in Mamaroneck, NY.


J/46 For Sale

DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION- This is one of the nicest J/46’s on the market today. She has been maintained to the highest level. All gear on board needed to race & cruise – she has done three Bermuda Races & is ready for 2014!  She was built in 2002.  Her extremely extensive inventory of goodies includes SSB, all B&G Nav instruments everywhere, 30 amp charger/inverter, colossal amounts of UK Sails (main, spinnakers, jibs, genoas, etc), Lewmar winches include 2 electric primaries for short-handed sailing, Espar diesel heater with 3-cabin ducting, plus other stuff like 2008 Winslow 12-man raft in turtle pack, bimini top, dodger, Fairclough canvas winter cover w/metal frame, full cockpit cushions, teak cockpit table, hot & cold cockpit shower, Lewmar electric windlass, 35# Plow anchor, & outboard engine bracket. She can be seen at McMichaels in Mamaroneck, NY.

Asking $350,000, replacement value is twice that number.


 

J/160 offshore passage-maker and cruising sailboatJ/160  TEN For Sale

TEN was built as a custom order J/160 built in 1997 and is the “deep keel (8’ 8”) model.  No expense was spared during the build with every major option selected and many custom options added. “Ten” is located in the Pacific northwest and is now available for immediate sale- asking CAN$ 549,900.

Upgraded Quantum sails in 2006 and professionally maintained with constant upgrades to ships equipment.

Features include: 3 cabin 2 head layout; Full custom teak interior; Hall Carbon mast; Westerbeke 7.6Kw Gen set; Custom Wave stopper Hard top and Bimini; Ockam instruments; Espar Hydronic Furnace; Yanmar 4JH2-DTBE HP 88; and 3 Blade Max Prop.

 


 

J/44 interior cabinJ/44 IMAGINE For Sale

The J-44 is the perfect Sailboat— live-aboard comfort, easily managed by two, with offshore durability and speed to win the Fastnet and Sydney-Hobart.  Bob Perry has said the J-44 is the perfect combination of speed, comfort and ease of handling.

“Imagine” is a high performance cruiser of this famous J/44 design series. She has the favored “B” layout with two heads and a walk in-shower for maximum cruising comfort.  Many improvements include roller furling boom w/ full batten mainsail, quantum 100 roller furling jib, new lines, electric mainsheet winch to hoist the mainsail and retrieve the stern anchor and more.

“Imagine” is a performance cruiser ready for her new owners to step aboard.  Imagine where you can go with a performance cruiser of this pedigree. Offered at $184,900

 


J/30 offshore cruiser sailboatJ/30 #448 For Sale

A full spectrum boat, the J/30 performs as well racing as she does Cruising or day sailing with your family.  This particular J/30 has been meticulously taken care of and many upgrades have been done to help her with her new life as a shorthanded cruiser.  She has a newer Harken Roller Furler and slugs on the mainsail, her interior is in amazing shape and her well maintained auxiliary motor will get you where you need to go.  The VC Offshore bottom paint is new 2013 and the two bladed folding Martec prop was polished and pins replaced.

J/30 interiorThe J/30 has proven to be the best in her class.  No other boat combines: Structural Integrity, Comfort and Performance as well as the J/30.  This particular J/30 (Hull #448) has spent its life in the Pacific Northwest. It had a racer career as the Rauzer II doing races such as the Oregon Offshore and Swiftsure she is now set up for single-handing and general cruising with an added roller furling and slugs in the mainsails.  You won’t find a better J/30 out there. Offered at $29,900

 


 

J/95 shoal-draft performance cruiserJ/95 ANTHEM For Sale

Anthem is the first of the five J/95’s now sailing on the shoal waters of the beautiful Barnegat Bay.  She was fitted with the complete line of options offered for the J/95 and has been very well cared for. While Anthem was initially purchased for racing, the owner sailed her shorthanded with his wife and friends, broadening her use as a racing and cruising vessel.  With an adjustable sailing draft between 3’ and 5.5’, the J/95 has the capability of broadening a day’s sailing range by 5-10 miles. That includes venturing safely outside of inlets into open water… even staying dry and comfortable when a 20-knot sea breeze kicks in.

The current owner recently sailed her from Bay Head, NJ to Newport, RI with his son and then with his wife on the trip home. All thoroughly enjoyed their travel including a few nights aboard.  Anthem shows in excellent shape and is priced at $162,500.

 


 

J/109 2004 Freshwater Model For Sale

Asking $ 174,900  All North Sails, 2 Nordac Mainsails, 3 ea. 3DL Headsails: 100% 105% & 155%,  3 ea, Asymmetrical  Spinnakers, B&G Electronics, Awlgrip Dark Blue hull over factory Blue Gelcoat, Deep Fin, Simrad Autopilot and GPS Plotter, Regatta Sails only used about 30 times total, Also has PHRF Wed. Night Sails, never cruised or stayed aboard, always winter stored indoors. VC-17 bottom paint.  Keel is Race Faired, Only 192 hrs. on Yanmar.  Owner moving to another J/Boat, seriously for sale.
 


 

J/160 “Lake Shark” For Sale

This well maintained vessel has been in Lake Erie’s fresh water since the spring of 2006. Designed for short-handed performance cruising, offshore live-aboard comfort, built by TPI, certified to ABS + A1 Classification.  The very desirable 7’ draft allows for entering ports most 53 footers would not allow.

The J160 is designed to maximize comfort and handling for long distance offshore cruising and perform at speeds exceeding most 60 foot racers. J160 incorporates a retractable carbon fiber J/Sprit system. With asymmetrical spinnaker and snuffer, this system replaces the cumbersome and crew intensive conventional spinnaker while defining short-handed downwind performance. Hall Spar’s carbon fiber cruising spar, and performance hardware from Harken, Schaefer & Lewmar.

2012 Kevlar #1 Genoa, 2012 Kevlar #3 Genoa, 2009 #3 Genoa – Dacron Cruising, 2009 Mainsail – Kevlar, North “Quick-Cover” for mainsail, 2008 Code “0” Asymmetrical Spinnaker.

All lines led to cockpit. 2 Lewmar 1012 single stoppers port & starboard for running backstay control. 8 Lewmar winches include 2 #66AEST 3-speed electric primaries, 2 #54AST 2-speed secondaries, 2 #50AST 2-speed mainsheet, 2 #48AST 2-speed halyard.  3 single lock-in chrome winch handles.

 


J/65 MAITRI For Sale

Custom build, sloop-rigged, J/65 is long and lean with low wetted surface, allowing the boat to be easily driven with a moderate sailplan in light airs. To make target cruising speeds of 9-10 knots, J/65 won’t be as dependent upon auxiliary diesel power as most vessels in her category. A graceful sweeping sheerline and flared topsides allow for a sleek and purposeful silhouette and a dry, comfortable ride. The large, protected aft cockpit offers plenty of space to get comfortable as well as great protection offshore.  MAITRI was built in 2006 and currently resides in San Diego, CA.


J/46 QUESTAR For Sale

Questar is an immaculate and extremely well maintained J/46 built in 2000. Commissioned for an avid and seasoned yachtsman, she is thoughtfully outfitted and well equipped and currently resides in San Diego, CA.

J/46 may be the only investment grade sailing yacht of its size not requiring professional crew to sail at designed performance levels– or to maintain. Two people can easily manage her upwind and down to achieve the same 8 knot passage-making speeds under sail that is possible when motoring with 76hp diesel auxiliary. The joy of sailing the perfect boat is, after all, a goal we believe every owner ultimately seeks. To insure that good sailing days are spent sailing rather than scrubbing and varnishing, J/46 is designed to be virtually maintenance-free. Her exquisite joinerwork is protected from the sun– belowdecks where it’s beauty can be preserved.

Contact:  Kenyon Martin- JK3 Nautical Enterprises- wk- 619-224-6200 or cell: 858-775-5937


About J/Boats
Started in 1977, J/Boats continues to lead the world in designing fun-to-sail, easy-to-handle, performance sailboats that can be enjoyed by a broad spectrum of sailors.  The International J/24 has become the most popular recreational offshore keelboat in the world with over 5,400 J/24s cruising the waves. The J/70 one-design speedster has become the world’s fastest growing sportsboat ever!

Today, there are 13,500+ J/Boats, ranging from the International J/22 to the J/65 and ranging in style from one-designs to racers, cruisers to daysailers and, of course, the ubiquitous J sprit boats- J/Boats’ innovation in 1992 for easy-to-use asymmetric spinnakers and retractable carbon bowsprits (J/70, J/80, J/88, J/92, J/95, J/105, J/109, J/110, J/111, J/120, J/122, J/130, J/133, J/125, J/145, J/160).

J/Boats has the best track record in sailing for innovation and designs as evidenced by:  20 Boat-of-the-Year Awards; the SAIL Award for Industry Leadership; two American Sailboat Hall of Fame Designs; and five ISAF International One-Design keelboat classes (J/22, J/24, J/70, J/80 and J/111).

Counting crew, every year there are over 100,000 friends to meet sailing J’s, populating the most beautiful sailing harbors and sailing the waters of 35+ countries around the world.  Sailing is all about friends.  Come join us and expand your social network everywhere!   For more information on J/Boats.

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Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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